Category Archives: Inquiry and Investigations

Challenging the Fairness of Investigations

Regulators who investigate complaints may face procedural fairness challenges to their investigative processes. The Alberta Court of Appeal has confirmed that the procedural fairness a college must provide during an investigation is at the low end of the spectrum, and…

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Investigative scope and HPRB deference

In the first significant judicial review of a decision of the BC Health Professions Review Board (the “HPRB”), the BC Supreme Court found that a registrar investigating a complaint and exercising a summary dismissal power under s. 32(3) of the…

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2013 Conference – Frequently Asked Questions

Professional Regulation Conference: Vancouver Convention Centre, November 15, 2013 Frequently Asked Questions About the Conference Q: I am a regulator from another province and different legislation applies to me. Will the conference deal with topics in a way that takes…

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Fitness and the ungovernable member

Entry requirements of “good character” and “fitness” are clearly malleable. They consist of equally difficult concepts like honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness, and they turn on cultural and social expectations about which people differ. Yet good character and fitness requirements persist…

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